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3rd Dec '16 1:08:08 PM Eddy1215
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* ''FossilFighters'' explicitly explains that the revived animals (which include more than just dinosaurs) gained superpowers as a side-effect of the cloning process, which is why that T-rex is breathing fire and that Dilophosaurus is shooting out gallons of water.

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* ''FossilFighters'' ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' explicitly explains that the revived animals (which include more than just dinosaurs) gained superpowers as a side-effect of the cloning process, which is why that T-rex is breathing fire and that Dilophosaurus is shooting out gallons of water.



* ''DragonQuestVI'': Axe-wielding, fire-breathing crested tyrannosaurs can be found as enemies. One ([[MonsterIsAMommy Lizzie]]) can even be recruited.

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* ''DragonQuestVI'': ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'': Axe-wielding, fire-breathing crested tyrannosaurs can be found as enemies. One ([[MonsterIsAMommy Lizzie]]) can even be recruited.



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* Many of the old, outdated reconstructions of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles were made to resemble the traditional appearance of dragons. They often sported lizardlike heads with rows of spines running down their backs. Good examples include [[http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/wiki/files/72/Hylaeosaurus.jpg this (somewhat)]] and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LOpbWIPseDg/S0d72d-wb9I/AAAAAAAAAP4/VWfSUyRNy_Q/s400/441076537_47bc319d9b_o.jpg the theropod in this picture]], who is also {{Groin|Attack}} Attacking his prey. Ironically, the more accurate later dinosaur reconstructions wound up reshaping the way dragons were envisioned, making ''them'' appear more dinosaur-like.

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* Many of the old, outdated reconstructions of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles were made to resemble the traditional appearance of dragons. They often sported lizardlike heads with rows of spines running down their backs. Good examples include [[http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/wiki/files/72/Hylaeosaurus.jpg this (somewhat)]] and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LOpbWIPseDg/S0d72d-wb9I/AAAAAAAAAP4/VWfSUyRNy_Q/s400/441076537_47bc319d9b_o.jpg the theropod in this picture]], who is also {{Groin|Attack}} Attacking {{Groin Attack}}ing his prey. Ironically, the more accurate later dinosaur reconstructions wound up reshaping the way dragons were envisioned, making ''them'' appear more dinosaur-like.
3rd Dec '16 3:32:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' is either a dragon or a dinosaur depending on which fan you ask. Indeed, the fantastic nature of most {{Kaiju}} sways from one extreme to the other depending on the movie. [[Film/{{Gojira}} The original film]] says that he's a sea-dwelling dinosaur (not to different from his current self) who was resurrected and mutated by [[ILoveNuclearPower the miracle of atomic mutation]] and he just happened to fit into the local dragon mythology, which is full of VirginSacrifice.
** His origin is given much more clearly in ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'' which reveals he really is a mutated dinosaur that became a legendary figure.
** The confusion among English-speaking fans, at least, is probably due to the American dub of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''. In it, an educational film reel explained that dinosaurs, including Godzilla (there called Gigantis) and Anguirus, were ''created from pools of burning lava and sulfur'', resulting in their being walking fire elementals of sorts.

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' is either a dragon or a dinosaur depending on which fan you ask. Indeed, the fantastic nature of most {{Kaiju}} sways from one extreme to the other depending on the movie. [[Film/{{Gojira}} The original film]] says that he's a sea-dwelling dinosaur (not to different from his current self) who was resurrected and mutated by [[ILoveNuclearPower the miracle of atomic mutation]] and he just happened to fit into the local dragon mythology, which is full of VirginSacrifice.
** His origin is given much more clearly in ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'' which reveals he really is a mutated dinosaur that became a legendary figure.
** The confusion among English-speaking fans, at least, is probably due to the American dub of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''. In it, an educational film reel explained that dinosaurs, including Godzilla (there called Gigantis) and Anguirus, were ''created from pools of burning lava and sulfur'', resulting in their being walking fire elementals of sorts.
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* The beginning narration in ''Film/ReignOfFire'' mentions that scientists found fossils that confirm that dragons were responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs. This doesn't state their relation to the dinosaurs, but may imply a distant relation.


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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' is either a dragon or a dinosaur depending on which fan you ask. Indeed, the fantastic nature of most {{Kaiju}} sways from one extreme to the other depending on the movie. [[Film/{{Gojira}} The original film]] says that he's a sea-dwelling dinosaur (not to different from his current self) who was resurrected and mutated by [[ILoveNuclearPower the miracle of atomic mutation]] and he just happened to fit into the local dragon mythology, which is full of VirginSacrifice.
** His origin is given much more clearly in ''Film/GodzillaVsKingGhidorah'' which reveals he really is a mutated dinosaur that became a legendary figure.
** The confusion among English-speaking fans, at least, is probably due to the American dub of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain''. In it, an educational film reel explained that dinosaurs, including Godzilla (there called Gigantis) and Anguirus, were ''created from pools of burning lava and sulfur'', resulting in their being walking fire elementals of sorts.
* The beginning narration in ''Film/ReignOfFire'' mentions that scientists found fossils that confirm that dragons were responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs. This doesn't state their relation to the dinosaurs, but may imply a distant relation.
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3rd Dec '16 3:31:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many of the old, outdated reconstructions of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles were made to resemble the traditional appearance of dragons. They often sported lizardlike heads with rows of spines running down their backs. Good examples include [[http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/wiki/files/72/Hylaeosaurus.jpg this (somewhat)]] and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LOpbWIPseDg/S0d72d-wb9I/AAAAAAAAAP4/VWfSUyRNy_Q/s400/441076537_47bc319d9b_o.jpg the theropod in this picture]], who is also {{Groin|Attack}} [[BadAss Attacking]] his prey. Ironically, the more accurate later dinosaur reconstructions wound up reshaping the way dragons were envisioned, making ''them'' appear more dinosaur-like.

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* Many of the old, outdated reconstructions of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles were made to resemble the traditional appearance of dragons. They often sported lizardlike heads with rows of spines running down their backs. Good examples include [[http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/wiki/files/72/Hylaeosaurus.jpg this (somewhat)]] and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LOpbWIPseDg/S0d72d-wb9I/AAAAAAAAAP4/VWfSUyRNy_Q/s400/441076537_47bc319d9b_o.jpg the theropod in this picture]], who is also {{Groin|Attack}} [[BadAss Attacking]] Attacking his prey. Ironically, the more accurate later dinosaur reconstructions wound up reshaping the way dragons were envisioned, making ''them'' appear more dinosaur-like.
14th Nov '16 11:59:23 AM SomberCaelifera
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** Also averted, as the other species of dragon shown were more closely related to crocodiles than dinosaurs, being semi-aquatic and possessing a crocodile's false pallet (a valve in the back of the throat), which keeps both water and fire from entering the dragons' lungs.

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** Also averted, as the other species of dragon shown were more closely related to crocodiles than dinosaurs, being semi-aquatic and possessing a crocodile's false pallet palate (a valve in the back of the throat), which keeps both water and fire from entering the dragons' lungs.
29th Oct '16 11:59:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' probably deserves a mention here due to GregWeisman's ShrugOfGod in response to the question, "[[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/faq.php?s=faq18#1 What kind of animal are Gargoyles classified as?]]":

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' probably deserves a mention here due to GregWeisman's Creator/GregWeisman's ShrugOfGod in response to the question, "[[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/faq.php?s=faq18#1 What kind of animal are Gargoyles classified as?]]":
15th Oct '16 12:32:23 AM Gotz
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* Like the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga, the card game has many instances (and some subversions) of this trope.
** "Jurrac" is a dedicated Dinosaur archetype that reeks of this trope, with most of its monsters either breathing or otherwise manipulating fire in some way.
** "Evol" is another chiefly Dinosaur archetype with a subset of boss monsters called "Evolzar" whose members are all Dragon-type.
9th Oct '16 7:57:09 PM CJCroen1393
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** The Dragon-type Haxorus line is based on dinosaurs, according to WordOfGod.

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** The Dragon-type Haxorus line is based on dinosaurs, according to WordOfGod. More specifically, it was mainly based on herbivorous dinosaurs (from appearances, that includes ceratopsians and possibly some pachycephalosaurids), and lo and behold, [[ShownTheirWork it's stated to be a herbivore itself]].


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** If you choose to get technical, Altaria could qualify, seeing as it's a bird (and birds are dinosaurs) that also happens to be Dragon-type.
30th Sep '16 10:34:34 PM jormis29
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* Close variant: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Philippines In Filipino tribal folklore,]] ''crocodiles'' are dragons of the sea-serpent variety.

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* Close variant: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Philippines [[UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} In Filipino tribal folklore,]] ''crocodiles'' are dragons of the sea-serpent variety.
28th Sep '16 10:44:57 PM Sharysa
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* Close variant: in traditional Filipino folklore, ''crocodiles'' are considered to be dragons (obviously of the sea-serpent variety).

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* Close variant: in traditional [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Philippines In Filipino folklore, tribal folklore,]] ''crocodiles'' are considered to be dragons (obviously of the sea-serpent variety).variety.
19th Sep '16 7:40:55 PM PaulA
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* Defied rather fatally in ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfimmortality Bearing an Hourglass]]'' where Gawain the the dragon slayer, prior to the events of the novel, dies at the jaws of an allosaur he thought was a dragon. In-universe, the two are very different species with different behavior patterns, and the allosaur's persistence caused Gawain to be crushed to death inside his own armor.

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* Defied rather fatally in ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfimmortality Bearing an Hourglass]]'' ''Literature/BearingAnHourglass'' where Gawain the the dragon slayer, prior to the events of the novel, dies at the jaws of an allosaur he thought was a dragon. In-universe, the two are very different species with different behavior patterns, and the allosaur's persistence caused Gawain to be crushed to death inside his own armor.
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